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Number of mobile phones owned by HH

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MOBPHONENUM reports the number of mobile phones owned by the household.

The related variable MOBPHONE indicates whether the household has a mobile phone.


MOBPHONENUM has no comparability problems.

The information in MOBPHONENUM is taken from the household record, linked to the record of the woman respondent. This information applies to household residents, not temporary visitors, so researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2").

Comparability - Standard DHS

MOBPHONENUM is a country-specific household variable not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-H, 2006-W